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SINGAPORE MARITIME DIRECTORY 2019/2020
Raffles made Singapore a free port. The new colony prospered, and the population grew rapidly. Immigrants came from Southeast Asia, China, India and beyond... and thus we became a multicultural and open society. Trade was our lifeblood. It linked us to the archipelago around us, and to the world beyond.
LEE HSIEN LOONG PRIME MINISTER
colony prospered, and the population grew rapidly. Immigrants came from Southeast Asia, China, India and beyond...and thus we became a multicultural and open society. Trade was our lifeblood. It linked us to the archipelago around us, and to the world beyond.”
Maritime Singapore Forges Ahead
Maritime Singapore has continued to forge ahead in tandem with the growth of shipping and trade. At the port there is ongoing expansion to ensure Singapore stays ahead of the game. Development is underway to build a megaport at Tuas. When completed in 2040, it will have a container-handling capacity of 65 million TEUs, almost double what Singapore handled in 2017, making it the single largest container terminal in the world. It will replace existing container facilities in Tanjong Pagar, Pasir Panjang, Keppel and Pulau Brani.
Built in four phases, it will have long linear berths and a depth of 23 metres below sea level
at the basins and approach channels, enabling it to handle the largest container vessels a oat. The  rst phase is on track to be fully operational in 2027. It will have 21 deep-water berths capable of handling about 20 million TEUs annually.
Singapore is also continuing to gain in stature as an International Maritime Centre as more companies have come to appreciate the strategic importance of being located in Asia, the world’s most dynamic region. Among the new entrants are the Thenamaris Group, a global ship management company based in Greece, and the World Shipping Council (WSC), a trade association for container liner shipping. Thenamaris incorporated its commercial ship management of ce in Singapore in March 2018, its  rst in Asia, while the WSC chose Singapore as base for its Asian of ce.
The Singapore Registry of Ships is amongst the top  ve worldwide, re ecting Singapore’s reputation as a quality  ag of choice for
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